Sun Java Communications Suite 5 Deployment Planning Guide

Storage Area Networks (SANs)

Understanding the data requirements of the storage system is necessary for a successful deployment. Increasingly, SANs are being deployed so that the storage is independent of the servers used in conjunction with it. Deploying SANs can represent a decrease in the time to recover from a non-functional server as the machine can be replaced without having to relocate the storage drives.

Use these questions to evaluate if your deployment storage requirements would be best served through a SAN: